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Stunning Location With Fantastic Walking, Mountain-biking, Horse-riding,Climbing

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Hayfield, Derbyshire, Peak District, England - Looking For Something Different? Part Of A Smallholding Of Several Acres

Farlands Cottage in the heart of the Peak District is a great place to stay at all times of the year. It is close to the village of Hayfield, and in a stunning location - the BBC series 'The Village' was filmed around here. It can be a quiet atmospheric retreat – it has a log fire, and is well-equipped. But, equally, there is always lots to do and see. The Cottage is the left-hand wing of the impressive 19th century Farlands House. It is comfortable and homely; ideal for recovering from a hard day in the outdoors, or from life in general! Relax with a BBQ, or in front of the log fire in the living room.

We can now offer:-

1. accompanied walks - if you want some help with route-finding, carrying your gear or just want a gentle commentary on the local landscape.

2. smallholding tours - 2 tours available: Highlights (1 hour) and the Full Tour (2 hours)

3. The Green tour (new!) - see and discuss in detail the biomass boiler (wood pellets), the solar panels, the water system, energy efficiency and recycling. All based on a greener, more sustainable way of life.

If you are looking to change the way you live, then this tour may gave you some ideas.

Free range eggs are available to buy along with Farlands comb honey.

More Details

James Ellson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About James Ellson

My wife Sarah works in Manchester, while I work from home.

I run our smallholding which we are busily developing. We have a large veg garden, a young orchard, a fruit tree nursery, over 250 trees (lots of bird boxes), bees, chickens and turkeys.

We are keen on a more sustainable way of life; we have installed PV (solar panels), and have changed our oil heating system to wood pellet (biomass).

I am an independent writer and have written for Living Woods, Smallholder, Climber and Summit magazines. I have written a memoir, Cop Down, and a trilogy of novels about a fictional DCI. Looking for a publisher!

We love the walking from the door. We are keen mountaineers and backpackers.

We often chat with our guests, and we welcome new ideas, and look forward to discussing both our and your plans and aspirations.

James Ellson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why James Ellson chose High Peak District

We moved to Hayfield in 2004 for the hills – fantastic walking, and some climbing. But, it is still only 25 mins and 45 mins from the culture of Buxton and Manchester respectively.

We moved to Farlands in 2010 (the holiday cottage is attached to our house) because it is even closer to the hills (3 footpaths from the door), and is a unique property in a truly stunning location.

We will not be moving again!

What makes this cottage unique

Fab walking from the door.

Great mountain biking, or more leisurely cycling on the Sett Valley trail. Also, horse-riding, and of course fell-running!

Enjoy a tour of the smallholding or the Green tour.

Enjoy free-range eggs and Farlands honey.

Relax in front of the log fire after a day on the hills or a hard period at work.

Plenty to see from the window or in the immediate local area, both for kids and adults.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We really enjoyed our stay, brilliant location with country walks from our doorstep! Thanks again for your hospitality."

"Fantastic week! Walked over to Edale via South Head and round the reservoir... loved the open fires and the Sportsman Pub."

"James, thanks for a great stay – the cottage was just right, cosy and character-full and more than fulfilled our hopes. We came to appreciate the luxury of the dishwasher after Christmas dinner, and real flames in the evening."
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hayfield in Derbyshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom (downstairs) with wc. Shower with excellent pressure!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Outside: Table and 4 chairs. BBQ. Large lawn suitable for young children to run around on. Plenty to see! Chickens and turkeys in garden; sheep and cows nearby. Lots of bird activity - half a dozen bird boxes in garden. The cottage is part of a smallholding of several acres that we are developing. There is a vegetable garden, an orchard, a bee hive, chickens and turkeys (Autumn to Christmas!). We make our own marmalade and other jams. We are keen on recycling, and renewable energy. Our aim is a greener, more self-sufficient way of life. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. (Additional cleaning and linen will be provided for multi-week bookings.)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at the cottage. It was cozy and well kitted out with everything we could want. Great walks right from cottage and the village of Hayfield was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely setting and homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay with very helpful owners in a beautiful location would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore this lovely part of the world

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Getaway to Recharge, Enjoy Nature and Explore

  • 5 of 5

Having found my way from Manchester Airport to Farlands Cottage late in the afternoon, I was warmly greeted by James who was awaiting my arrival and who showed me the lay of the land. I enjoyed the first snowfall of the winter and the beauty of Kinder Scout and the surrounding hills and walked into Hayfield to enjoy lunch at the Royal Hotel. The location of Farlands is perfect for a quiet, relaxing break and the fire, burning each evening, added to the serenity of the cottage. The cottage is well-kept, spacious and has fabulous views from each room. It is great for a single person or a family. The walking paths are right there at the front door and even in November are wonderful to explore. The river running down at the bottom of the garden adds to the peacefulness of the environment. The location is ideal for getting into Manchester, exploring the surrounding area in towns and villages such as Castleton and Buxton and is close to the caves and stone circles. So much to do and not enough time. James and Sarah's homestead is truly a magical place and one to which I will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic location above Hayfield and below Kinder Scout.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage to retreat back into at the end of a cold winter's day. Cosy, lovely and warm. Well maintained with everything you would want or need.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our walking break

  • 5 of 5

Farlands Cottage is clean and comfortable and provided an ideal base for walking in the High Peaks. James was responsive and helpful through the booking process and made us feel welcome upon arrival. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location with fantastic walks!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and functional cottage in a great location. Good kitchen facilities and nice to have an open fire. The decor of the cottage was quite old fashioned but cosy and comfortable. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The surrounding countryside was beautiful and we would have liked to stay longer to discover more lovely walks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August BH
25 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

** Changeover Day is usually Friday (departure by 10 am, arrival after 4pm). For short bookings changeover is usually Monday. But, phone or email if you have unusual dates and we will try to accommodate!
** 10% discount for 2 people on some bookings - please ask.
** some discounts also available for 4, 5 and 6 night bookings - again, please ask
*** if you are interested in the 2 week June special, please phone or email ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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